Tuesday, April 17, 2007

National Dance Week Programs at the Library

In honor of National Dance Week, April 20th – 29th 2007, the Art, Music and Recreation Center of the San Francisco Public Library will sponsor two events. To find out about dance-related events happening citywide, please visit the website for Bay Area National Dance Week.

The first event is "Isadora Duncan, Mother of Modern Dance." It will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2007 from 2 to 3 PM at the Main Library's Koret Auditorium.

Lois Flood, dancer and choreographer, performs Duncan's choreography and Joanna Harris, author of the forthcoming book Beyond Isadora: Bay Area Dancing, 1915-65, offers commentary to present a snapshot of the 20th century's mother of dance invention and her groundbreaking work.

The second event entitled "Alicia" will be held on Tuesday, April 24, 2007 from 12 to 2 PM at the Koret Auditorium.

Dancer/choreographer Frank Boehm and a crew of independent filmmakers traveled to Cuba in the mid-1980s to make a documentary film about Alicia Alonso and the Cuban National Ballet. Like the film Ballets Russes, it reveals the personality behind the virtuosity of Cuban ballet and shows how folkloric dance and ballet are melded in a special mix, nurtured by Fernando Alonso's curriculum and Alicia Alonso's gift for pantomime and theatricality.

All Library programs are free. The Koret Auditorium is located in the Lower Level of the Main Library, 100 Larkin Street (at Grove).

This program is support by the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.

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